Lake Charles Bank Robbery Suspect Drops Stolen Money and is Apprehended After Anti-Theft Device Activates

Lake Charles Bank Robbery Suspect Drops Stolen Money and is Apprehended After Anti-Theft Device Activates

Jeffery Allen Cumberledge - Lake Charles Bank Robbery Suspect

On Friday, July 19th, 2019 at approximately 3:05 pm, the Lake Charles Police Department responded to a call for service at Capital One Bank, located at 1920 Gerstner Memorial Drive. Responding officer’s made contact with the caller, who advised officers that a white male, later identified as Michael Cumberledge, had entered the bank and stood in line. When he reached the front of the line, he presented a note, then indicated a robbery was taking place and demanded money from the teller.

Once he received the money, he exited the bank but dropped the money when an anti-theft device activated. He then fled the scene.

Additional responding Lake Charles Police officers observed Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s deputies speaking with a male subject matching the description of Cumberledge, outside the Walgreen’s located near the scene of the robbery. The individual the deputies were interviewing was positively identified as the robbery suspect and he was placed under arrest for Robbery by officers. He was transported to the Calcasieu Parish Correctional Center for processing and confinement, where he is being held with no bond.

Initial responding officer – PFC Julia Courville Lead Investigator – Sgt. Jeffery Atkinson

Arrested: Jeffery Allen Cumberledge – 55 years old of Lake Charles Louisiana

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